Black Forest Chocolate Torte
Total TimePrep: 1 hour Bake: 15 min. + cooling
It’s Octoberfest / all things German and the perfect time for this show stopper. Everyone loved this cake and asked for the recipe.
I'll admit I cheated a little to save time--I used a box of devil's food cake for the cake base, making two 9-inch circle cakes and slicing them in halves for the layers. For the rest of the cake, I followed the recipe. It turned out so good, I'm planning to make this again for my in-laws. Even my husband, who is hard to impress and rarely partakes of leftovers, liked it so much he got to the leftovers before anyone else ;) He described it as light and just the right sweetness.
Replying to La Joyce - actually you are incorrect on all points. Schwartzwalder Kirsch Torte is an authentic German recipe. Typically kirsch (cherry liqueur) is also added. When critiquing a recipe, it's always better to make it constructive rather than childish and vindictive. Your comments are more believable when made in a mature, adult way.
Made this several years ago in a 13 by 9 pan. It was fabulous!
Do not ever even think of calling this stack of stuff a Black Forest cake. It is so far from a cake made in the German Black Forest I wonder just what it is. There would never be cherry pie filling on top of real whipped cream icing on a chocolate cake made in Germany. I have seen bakeries that call a chocolate cake with every kind of cherry placed on top called a Black Forest cake. How much do you pay someone to force them to eat this conglomeration of junk?
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I made this as an entry to a work sponsered bake-off and won! The ladies I work with LOVED this cake and have been begging me to make it again. My husband insisted that I make 2 next time, one for them and one for him!
I can not believe this only has 1 3/4 cup offlour and it makes three four layers , isthis right?
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I made this for my boyfriend's birthday, and everyone loved it. I was skeptical because I'm not a cherry lover, but the combo with the rich chocolate layers was decadent!